TCA

TCA Past Conventions

Year    City                 Host                            Theme

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1983 Arlington / Mid-Cities Alley #85 / First Official TCA Convention (competition in Arlington Mall)

1984 Houston / Cheerful Clown Alley / Clowns are Out of this World

1985 Corpus Christi / The Clown Alley / Clowning is Catching

1986 Plano / Mid-Cities Alley #85 / Happy Birthday Texas (Texas Sesquicentennial)

1987 Midland / Oops Alley / Be Surprised in Midland

1988 Kerrville / Happy Alley / ?

1989 Wichita Falls / The Clown Arounds / Fall in Love with the Falls

1990 Clear Lake / Space City Clowns / Splash Down in Clear Lake

1991 McAllen / Rio Grande Valley Clowns / Clown Fiesta Valley Style

1992 Amarillo / Classic Clowns / Old West Days – Catch the Spirit

1993 Ft Worth / Cow Town Clowns / Germanfest

1994 Houston /  Montgomery County Clowns / Make New Memories Galore in ‘94

1995 Odessa / Oops Alley / Where the West is Fun

1996 Corpus Christi / The Clown Alley / Pirates-Clowns at Sea

1997 Bedford / Happi Tymes Clowns / Clowns are Living Cartoons

1998 Wichita Falls / The Clown Arounds / The 60’s – Groovy & Great

1999 Mesquite / Tejas Klown Club #1 / Last Round-up of the Century

2000 Houston / Cheerful Clown Alley / Comedy Classics

2001 Irving / Mid-Cities Alley #85 / Building Better Clowns

2002 Midland / Oops Alley / The Stars are Bright Deep in the Heart of Texas

2003 San Antonio / Jolly Joeys Clown Alley / Happy Birthday TCA – 20 years old (1983-2003)

2004 Ft Worth / Cow Town Clowns / Survivor of the Funniest

2005 Houston / Cheerful Clown alley – CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE RITA EVACUATION

2006 Irving / Mid-Cities Alley #85 / Over the Rainbow

2007 Houston / Cheerful Clown Alley / Is Your Funny Bone Broken – Get on Laff Support (from 2005)

2008 Wichita Falls / The Clown Arounds / TCA 25th Anniversary

2009 Arlington / Happi Tymes Clowns / 1st Tyme – Summer Tyme (August)

2010 Granbury / Cow Town Clowns / CSI – Clowns Seen Investigating (Sep/Oct)

2011 Irving / Mid-Cities Alley #85 / Ready – Set – Clown (August – 1st yr of 3 yr contract)

2012 Irving / TCA Board / TCA Express – Engineering Better Clowns (Aug – 2nd yr of 3)

2013 Irving / TCA Board and Appointed Comm. / TCA’s 30th Round-up (August – 3rd yr of 3)

2014 Kerrville / Jolly Joeys Clown Alley / An American Original – Tribute to Hobos & Bag Ladies (October)

2015 Tyler / Rosy Nose Clown Alley / Run Away to the Circus

2016 San Angelo / Oops Alley / Art from the Heart

2017 Montgomery / Cheeful Clown Alley /  School Daze

2018 Irving / Mid-Cities Alley #85 / You Are the Greatest Clown on Earth

2019 Ft. Worth / Cowtown Clown Alley / Goin’ Back in Time

2020 – No Convention due to COVID Pandemic

2021 – Kileen / TCA Board & Convention Committee / A Clearer Vision for Clowning